Global ranking reputation remains strong for RMIT

Global ranking reputation remains strong for RMIT

RMIT has risen 18 places in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released today.

The University continues to strengthen its reputation on the global stage, ranking in the top 301-350 band and placing 59th globally for international outlook.

The rankings compare the top 1662 universities from 96 countries across four key pillars of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Vice-President, Professor Calum Drummond, said RMIT continued to strive across all four pillars and has leapt more than 150 places since 2015.

“RMIT’s strong industry connections and emphasis on research that makes a real and positive difference is continuing to grow our standing as a global leader,” he said.


“Whether it is contributing directly to our communities, economy or environment, our research is geared to help solve the many challenges that are arising in our constantly changing world.

“These strong results reinforce our performance in the most recent Times Higher Education Impact Rankings where we were ranked number three overall in the world.

“At RMIT we are also extremely proud of our  commitment to giving our graduate research students outstanding experiences and activities to embed a culture of staff and student diversity and inclusion.”

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RMIT’s growing esteem as a global university is reflected by its marked improvement across all major and prestigious ranking schemas in the past eight years.

RMIT continued its strong performance in the QS World University Rankings  where it is ranked 206th and eighth in Australia for employer reputation.

In the 2021 CWTS Leiden Ranking, which ranks the world’s top research intensive universities, RMIT continued to perform well in both  Impact and Collaboration metrics; ranking in the top 200 in six out of the 13 metrics for Impact.

RMIT also climbed in the NTU Ranking of global universities that compares performance of scientific papers. The University has moved up more than 150 places in the past five years to rank 402nd globally.

Story: Kate Milkins and Angel Calderon


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